We have an important week of final preparation for our Disneyland performance and for Wind Ensemble auditions.
ITALY REHEARSAL & MEETING
Today (1/13) we have our first rehearsal at Palm Desert High School from 2-5 p.m. The four pieces we will be working on are English Folk Song Suite Mvt. 1, Pixar Movie Magic, On a Hymn Song of Philip Bliss, and The Washington Post March. There will be a Parent/Student Meeting following the rehearsal at 5:00 p.m.
WINTER DRUMLINE PARENT/STUDENT MEETING
Monday at 7:00 p.m. is a mandatory parent/student meeting for any students in the 2013 LQHS Winter Drumline. Items covered will be the 2013 show, fees, transportation and volunteer needs, and fundraisers. We rely heavily on parent volunteers to make the drumline successful!
WIND ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
Wind Ensemble Auditions are this Thursday, January 17. Students currently enrolled in Wind Ensemble must also audition. The audition material includes:
1. All twelve major scales (q=72+ and two octaves where applicable)
2. Solo excerpt (played musically and at a comfortable tempo)
3. "Nitro" excerpt up to meas. 33 (comfortable tempo)
Using a metronome and tuner in home practice is a must. If you have any questions or need help, do not hesitate to ask Mr. Loney. The band room and practice rooms will be open every day at lunch and after school. Becoming a member of the Wind Ensemble is based on preparation of the material, musicality, and attitude. Students are also evaluated on steadiness of tempos, tone quality, and pitch. Over prepare!
The Blackhawk Brigade will be performing at Disneyland this Friday, January 18. We have two remaining mandatory rehearsals this Tuesday 3-5 p.m. and Thursday 3-4 p.m. Students must attend all rehearsals and have their music memorized to go to Disneyland perform and with the Blackhawk Brigade. We will be performing in full uniform, so please make sure your student's white marching shoes are polished and their black compression shirt and shorts are accounted for. If you are a parent that volunteered to wash the white marching band pants, please bring these back by Monday (1/14).
SOLO & ENSEMBLE
All woodwinds and brass players must prepare a solo or small ensemble piece. The Concert Band and Wind Ensemble final will be the performance of the selected piece. Students are expected to prepare their piece outside of class. Students in Wind Ensemble are required to participate in the Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 2 at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School. Exceptional students from Concert Band may also choose to participate in the Solo & Ensemble Festival with Mr. Loney's permission.
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Italy Rehearsal at Palm Desert HS
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Italy Parent/Student Meeting
Sign up for Wind Ensemble Audition times
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Jazz Band Rehearsal
5:00 - 9:00 p.m Winter Guard Rehearsal
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Front Ensemble Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. Winter Drumline Parent/Student Meeting
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Disneyland Parade Rehearsal
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Winter Guard Rehearsal
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Winter Drumline Rehearsal
Zip a Dee Doo Dah Playing Test
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Jazz Band Rehearsal
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Disneyland Parade Run-Throughs
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Percussion, Guard, Tubas load Box Truck
4:30 - 8:00 p.m. Wind Ensemble Auditions
Turn in any homework before school starts.
Meet in Band Room 1st Period. Do not be late.
7:40 - 8:00 a.m. Meeting in Band Room
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Load instruments & busses
8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Travel to Disneyland Resort (1313 S Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802). Box Truck redirected to Pinocchio Parking Lot to wait for Vehicle Inspection.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Snacks / Busses park in Mickey & Friends Parking Lot / Get park tickets
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Eat lunch in park / Free time in groups of four or more
(1:25 p.m. Box Truck meets at Vehicle Inspection Area on Ball Rd. & West Place, then redirected to Gate 7)
1:45 p.m. Meet at entrance of Toontown. Do not be late.
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Travel from Toontown to backstage
There are no cell phones, pictures, or video allowed backstage.
2:00 - 3:45 p.m. Unload, change into full uniform, take group picture, warm up & run routine. Group photo available for purchase for $9.95 this day only.
3:45 - 3:55 p.m. Standing by for parade performance
3:55 - 4:30 p.m. Perform in parade!
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Change, Load equipment
5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Park time in groups of four or more
9:30 p.m. Meet at front entrance of Disneyland. Do not be late.
9:30 - 10:00 p.m. Walk to busses.
10:00 - 12:00 a.m. Travel back to LQHS
12:00 - 12:30 a.m. Unload equipment / Pick up
Have a great week and have fun at Disneyland!